How To Make A Quick Custom Coupler FitStory And Photos By Dan Armitage
Published: Fall 2013
Too much "play" between your trailer coupler and the ball hitch can result in more than a headache from clunking sounds.
If the fit of your trailer coupler and the ball on your tow vehicle is too loose, the coupler could work loose from or "jump" the ball, leaving only the safety chains to keep the tow vehicle and trailer connected. On the other hand, if the fit is too snug, the trailer may struggle when turning. That can result in equipment failure, not to mention sounds that can be felt clear down to the fillings in your teeth. Avoiding both extremes is simple, and requires only a wrench and a few minutes for a custom fit.
1. All you need to custom fit your boat trailer's coupler is the proper size hitch ball and a wrench.
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